As the UK high streets reopen The Big Issue vendors are back – buy your latest copy of the magazine and support them today!
For our vendors, The Big Issue has always been ‘a hand up, not a hand out’. But under lockdown and for the first time in our history, we had to rely on online sales and public donations to support them.
As the national lockdown begins to lift, Big Issue vendors finally have the chance to regain their independence, reconnect with society and reclaim their place on the high street. To find out how much it means to them, watch our video.
Support payments to each of our 1340 regular vendors
Additional welfare support in the form of food vouchers, meter top-ups and other emergency aid
Outreach work to help vendors who were locked down, isolated and feeling lost
Continuing to produce The Big Issue. By keeping us going, we’ve been able to support our vendors
But at the same time, they are micro-entrepreneurs. By supporting their business, you can help them overcome homelessness, financial instability and other social disadvantages that hold them back.